Just Watch: Suzi Wu – Taken Care Of

Suzi Wu Words: Elena Katrina I’ve been a bit obsessed with Suzi Wu since her debut Teenage Witch etched itself into my subconscious and has lived there, creeping me out, for a good few months. I all but jumped up and down when I accidentally had a meeting with one of her team last week … Continue reading

Just Watch: Josh McGovern – The Devil Below Me

Josh McGoven Words: Elena Katrina Josh McGovern has a vocal that makes me want to weep. It’s so rich, like the plushest of velvets, and he knows exactly how to use it.  He knows when to reach just deep enough for an edge and when to hold and expand the note to bring you to … Continue reading

Just Listen: Shiners – Just Got Paid

Shiners Words: Elena Katrina If I close my eyes  when listening Just Got Paid by Shiners I’m not entirely sure what year it is, let alone what decade. Take a massive leap back into the 90s with me folks – this has early Blur written all over it (personally, early Blur is my fave Blur) … Continue reading

Just Watch: Rews -Shine

Rews Words: Elena Katrina I’m a big fan of duos, especially those who, like Rews (and The Pearl Harts), who manage to make a sound much bigger than their parts. Shine is the latest offering from Rews and it hammers itself into your subconsciousness – with those riffs playing on a loop long after the … Continue reading

Just Watch: John Joseph Brill – A Place To Drown

John Joseph Brill Words: Elena Katrina The sounds of John Joseph Brill are no new noise to me, they’re rather a thing of comfort,  despite,  more often than not, the lyrical content is less comforting. Here JJB is joined with a female vocalist whose tone and notes are in total contrast to Brill’s give A … Continue reading

Just Watch: Bloxx – Curtains

Bloxx Words: Elena Katrina I admit, I never thought that I would fall in love with a song named after a household item such as Curtains, but Bloxx have done it. First listen I was in, fully in. Yes, I have made a full on commitment to Curtains and possibly a borderline blog crush is … Continue reading

Just Watch: White Fever – Sands

White Fever Words: Elena Katrina Let White Fever slowly but surely weave their magic upon you with their new track Sands. It’s captivating in its delivery; with hypnotising layers of vocals and it’s atmospheric, drawn out soundtrack. There’s something a little eerie about the whole affair but I can’t keep myself from listening, over and … Continue reading

Just Watch: The Orielles – I Only Bought It For The Bottle

The Orielles Words: Charlotte Minett You know the feeling when you buy a drink with the sole reason being that is has a sick bottle and then you realise that it tastes shit, and if you’d have known that you’d have bought another? Well that is exactly what the Halifax trio, The Orielles’ new track … Continue reading

Just Watch: Zola Jesus – Soak

Zola Jesus Words: Nick Jacques It’s been 4 years since Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova) released new material. Her last outing was the album Taiga and now she is back with this sumptuous electro gothic-tinged monster from her forthcoming 6th album Okovi ( Slavic for shackles, yeah I know you were all dying to … Continue reading

Tour Bus Playlist: The Magnettes

The Magnettes With their debut album, Ugly Truth, just about to be released on June 30th, Swedish hot stuff The Magnettes have picked us their tracks for their tour bus playlist and it’s exclusively for Popped Music. With their band manifesto being “Say what you want to say. Do it as loud as you want. … Continue reading

Just Watch: Declan McKenna – Humongous

Declan McKenna Words: Charlotte Minett Declan McKenna is back with another single Humongous before the release of his debut album What Do You Think About the Car, out 21st July. This track echoes Declan’s more laid-back, mellow sound. This can be compared to his older tracks, such as Paracetamol and Basic. However, the disjointed ending … Continue reading

Just Watch: Liam Gallagher – Wall Of Glass

Liam Gallagher Words: Gary Lambert Starting off with a mix of guitar, heavy bass drums, and harmonica like the bastard son of Swamp Song, Wall of Glass ,Liam Gallagher’s first proper solo offering reminds us in three and a half minutes exactly why we need him. The sneer in his voice might be a comedy … Continue reading

Just Watch: Lucy Rose – Is This Called Home

Lucy Rose Words: Tara Matthews Ahead of her third album Something’s Changing, Lucy Rose recently released track Is This Called Home and now the utterly gorgeous video is out to accompany it. The video, set in The Lake District, sees dancer Jonathan Lutwyche’s take on the track with experimental yet elegant and effortless dancing atop … Continue reading

Just Watch Alex Hulme – Family Tree

Alex Hulme Words: Gary Lambert Alex Hulme’s latest release, Family Tree, has an oxymoronic feel to it. Throughout the three minutes the verses feel both sparse and modern, yet the chorus manages to build into a deep, textured blast which has the structure of very traditional folk music, possibly even religious, but with the power … Continue reading

Just Watch: Glass Caves – Swim

Glass Caves Words: Leander Hobbs Two years after the DIY success of Alive, Glass Caves are back with another single packed full of natural Northern charm. Swim sees the band dive into something a little more dark and atmospheric. The unmistakable voice of Matthew Hallas is affecting. The grit is still there but it has … Continue reading

  • Popped Music Logo by…

    Ian Caulkett
    If you like our logo then check out Ian's site here: http://cargocollective.com/iancaulkett

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Also please do sign up to our personalised mailing list: http://eepurl.com/bejgpX

    Join 7,427 other followers

  • About Popped Music

    Popped Music has been going since Feb 2010.

    All articles written by Elena Katrina unless otherwise stated.

    I'm very happy if you love what I've done enough or love the bands I've written about and want to share - go for it, but please be blog friendly and share the link or hit the reblog button. Thank you.